Kw-logo-smaller

Hatred Never Ceased by Hatred

Keep faith and hope alive.
Dr. Janet Taylor
Hatred never ceases by hatred
But by love alone is healed.
This is an ancient and eternal law.

(Buddha)

It is Day 3 after the terrorist attack on New York City and the Pentagon. When all of the dust settles, it is estimated that 10,000 innocent people may have died. Ten thousand... how wack is that? How many people are in your hometown?

I live about twenty miles north of New York City. On Monday night, I cancelled a lunch date about ten blocks from the twin towers. The reason I didn't go was that I wanted to spend time with my husband, who had come in early Tuesday morning on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York.

What a day that was. As I watched the first tower crumble, I developed a knot in my stomach that still remains. Living so close to the city means that my neighbors and friends work there. Immediately, the phone started ringing with concerned folks checking on each other.

I started thinking about my daughters, who were in school. I phoned the elementary where things were under control. My older daughter's middle school was chaos. Kids were crying and worrying about their parents who worked at the World Trade Center. Let me tell you it has been awful.

I have been praying for those I know who are missing, those who are alive and in shock, and those who are risking their lives to provide hope and help for our nation.

Even though this feels like a video, it is real-life. I know firsthand how much pain people are in. Today, I was in the kitchen of someone who hasn't heard from her husband. She has three young kids. You know what? She hasn't given up hope. Even in despair, she is gracious and kind-hearted. That's because she has a strong faith - and she has love.

Love each other. Be kind. Hug your parents and friends. Pray for peace.

Related Stories:

  • A Smackdown With Feelings.
  • What's Wrong With You?
  • Choosing Love Over Friendship.

  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments

    share with your friends


    Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    F1070412255078

    Holidays - Love 'em or Hate 'em?

    • I love the holidays!
    • Hate 'em - there's always so much drama.
    • It depends. Some of the stuff is fun.
    • Bring on the presents, that's all that matters.

    related stories

    My boyfriend broke up with me and then we didn't talk for like 4 months. Well I knew he still lik...

    Dear Dish-It in the forums

    blakbutterfly
    That's just how sisters are. They would grow up and change their ways and do remember, whatever they do, how much they annoy you, they still love you and this is how usually kids show their love to someone they feel close to. Yes, they feel close to you and annoys you because they know you would tolerate them. It's their way and be proud of the fact that they consider you close enough to annoy! I would be more than glad if my sister annoys me. And even though my sister is just a month old, she's pretty hilariously good and annoying her and sometimes, I reciprocate her behavior towards me. She pretty hilarious and intelligent for a month old baby!
    reply about 7 hours
    disney princess
    She is quite young, but you should start taming her a little from now. She might become better when she grows up,but what if she doesn't? you can tell your parents about this, with a priof, yes.
    reply about 9 hours
    Jelly3
    Jelly3 posted in Family Issues:
    "jordand08" wrote: "LiviMimiLivi" wrote: I have a little sister she is four and she is so annoying! She is sassy, too. She acts like she's a teen! She is a devil when our parents aren't around. But an 'angel' when adults are around, she makes animal noises and acts like she is a small innocent thing. PLEASE HELP ME FROM THIS!!!!!! Well, she is four, and that's how little one's act.  ^This, and also I believe she'll start behaving better as she gets older.
    reply about 9 hours
    Jelly3
    Jelly3 posted in Family Issues:
    "CandyDreamer" wrote:My parents are only strict when they need to be. This.
    reply about 9 hours
    syedarabia
    syedarabia posted in Friends:
    i think friend is a gift of a god...........it is the best gift for ever...........i like my friends...........               may allah always happy my friends......
    reply about 16 hours

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

    Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

    157262_(2)

    When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

    100x100_ra_logo_girl

    Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...